A certificate program in finance will be of particular interest to financial professionals seeking to update their skills or acquire a new expertise, as well as to graduate students in the School of Business who wish to leverage their advanced degrees by stacking a complementary credential in their skills inventory. The Certificate in Professional Financial Planning prepares students for rewarding careers as financial consultants to individuals, families and small businesses. The curriculum builds a foundation to provide investment, tax, and estate planning, as well as advice on issues such as risk management, employee benefits, and business succession. The program is registered with the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) Board of Standards, and satisfies the education requirement to sit for the professional examinations administered by the Board. Students are encouraged to seek CFP® Professional certification as soon as possible after the completion of their certificate.